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Aadhaar Bill fails to incorporate suggestions by the Standing Committee
In 2011, a standing committee report led by Yashwant Sinha had been scathing in its indictments of the Aadhaar BIll introduced by the UPA government. Five ... by Amber Sinha last modified Mar 10, 2016 03:58 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Aadhaar Bill 2016 & NIAI Bill 2010 - Comparing the Texts
This is a quick comparison of the texts of the Aadhaar Bill 2016 and the National Identification Authority of India Bill 2010. The new sections in the former ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Mar 09, 2016 11:25 AM — Filed under: , , ,
The New Aadhaar Bill in Plain English
We have put together a plain English version of the The Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016. by Amber Sinha, Vanya Rakesh and Vipul Kharbanda last modified Mar 11, 2016 04:41 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
India's Aadhaar mandate for smartphone makers may rile global firms
They are unlikely to oblige to request to make changes in their operating system and devices to ensure Aadhaar authentication is done securely on smartphones. by Prasad Krishna last modified Sep 15, 2016 02:25 AM — Filed under: , ,
Glaring Errors in UIDAI's Rebuttal
This response note by Pranesh Prakash questions Unique Identification Authority of India’s reply to Hans Verghese Mathews' article titled “Flaws in the UIDAI ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:22 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Govt to keep Aadhaar record for 7 years, activists worried
The government will keep for seven years a record of all the services and benefits availed using the Aadhaar number, say new rules, prompting fears that the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 17, 2016 01:53 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Intelligence agencies will not have open access to Aadhaar data: UIDAI chief
Intelligence agencies will not have free access to Aadhaar data, a top government official said on Thursday, looking to assuage fears of abuse of personal ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Oct 21, 2016 01:32 AM — Filed under: , ,
Request for Specifics: Rebuttal to UIDAI
Responding to the Unique Identification Authority of India’s article that found “serious mathematical errors” in “Flaws in the UIDAI Process” (EPW 12 March ... by Hans Varghese Mathews last modified Oct 30, 2016 03:06 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms, and Human Rights - Workshop Report
The Centre for Internet and Society held a one-day workshop on “Big Data in India: Benefits, Harms and Human Rights” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on the ... by Vidushi Marda, Akash Deep Singh and Geethanjali Jujjavarapu last modified Nov 18, 2016 12:58 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept
Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right ... by Amber Sinha last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Privacy vs. Transparency: An Attempt at Resolving the Dichotomy
The right to privacy has been articulated in international law and in some national laws. In a few countries where the constitution does not explicitly ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Mar 08, 2015 06:26 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Deadline For Linking Bank Accounts With Aadhaar To Be Extended To 31 March
The government does away with the existing deadline of 31 December for linking of bank accounts with Aadhaar and PAN by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 01:24 PM — Filed under: , ,
Checks and balances needed for mass surveillance of citizens, say experts
A number of measures are required to protect law-abiding citizens from mass surveillance and misuse of their personal data, according to top technology and ... by Admin last modified Dec 16, 2017 02:32 PM — Filed under: , ,
Fixing Aadhaar: Security developers' task is to trim chances of data breach
The task before a security developer is not only to reduce the probability of identity breach but to eliminate certain occurrences. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 10, 2018 04:47 PM — Filed under: , ,
Is your personal information under lock and key?
Customers, be more careful about how you log in and log off! by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 04:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Bengaluru gives data safety tips to panel
A crucial consultation ahead of the framing of the country's data protection laws witnessed animated discussions here on Saturday. by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:19 PM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI's Virtual ID, limited KYC does little to protect Aadhaar data already collected, say critics
Aadhaar-issuing body, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), had barely started patting itself on the back for introducing the Virtual ID concept, ... by Admin last modified Jan 16, 2018 11:51 PM — Filed under: , ,
Token security or tokenized security?
Implementing a system of tokenization for Aadhaar verification will address the security loopholes highlighted in recent reports. by Admin last modified Jan 17, 2018 12:17 AM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar-privacy debate: How the 12-digit number went from personal identifier to all pervasive transaction tool
Depending on who you ask, the Aadhaar is either a convenience or a curse. by Admin last modified Jan 18, 2018 03:01 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar's new security measures are good, it is still work in progress
Here's a rundown of the three new features that the UIDAI will introduce to make Aadhaar seemingly more secure. by Admin last modified Jan 26, 2018 01:52 AM — Filed under: , ,
After Supreme Court Setback, Fintech Firms Await Clarity On Aadhaar
The 12-digit Aadhaar number is now out of bounds for fintech companies in India. by Admin last modified Oct 01, 2018 11:39 PM — Filed under: , ,
Clarification on the Information Security Practices of Aadhaar Report
We are issuing a second clarificatory statement on our report titled “Information Security Practices of Aadhaar (or lack thereof): A documentation of public ... by Amber Sinha and Srinivas Kodali last modified Nov 05, 2018 12:08 PM — Filed under: , ,
Registering for Aadhaar in 2019
It is a lot less scary registering for Aadhaar in 2019 than it was in 2010, given how the authentication modalities have since evolved. by Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 03, 2019 02:59 PM — Filed under: , ,
Live Chat: Aadhaar: An identity crisis?
The Aadhaar card is not compulsory for citizens and "no person should be denied any benefits or ‘suffer’ for not having the Aadhaar cards issued by Unique ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Apr 03, 2015 06:54 AM — Filed under: , ,
Mandatory Aadhaar card for govt scholarships violates SC order
There seems to be no end to the government’s legal troubles. by Prasad Krishna last modified Jul 30, 2016 03:55 PM — Filed under: , ,
Why experts are worried about Aadhaar-based authentication
As private companies are increasingly using Aadhaar data, is the privacy and security of personal data really at risk? What do those defending Aadhaar have to ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 07, 2016 02:16 AM — Filed under: , ,
New Approaches to Information Privacy – Revisiting the Purpose Limitation Principle
Article on Aadhaar throwing light on privacy and data protection. by Amber Sinha last modified Nov 09, 2016 01:54 PM — Filed under: , ,
Aadhaar-enabled smartphones will ease money transfer
With its plans to make smartphones Aadhaar-enabled, the government hopes to provide users a means to do self-authentication and let businesses and banks verify ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 10, 2016 01:33 PM — Filed under: , ,
And now, Aadhaar-enabled smartphones for easy verification and money transfer
As reported earlier, the Indian government has planned to make Aadhaar-enabled smartphones , with which users would be able to self-authenticate and let ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Aug 12, 2016 02:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
UIDAI and Welfare Services: Exclusion and Countermeasures (Bangalore, August 27)
The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) invites you to a one day workshop, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, to discuss, raise awareness of, and devise ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Aug 22, 2016 01:25 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,